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Ralph Lauren Corporation North America Retail Asset Protection Team at the Global AP and Global Corporate Security Conference in Greensboro, NC

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ADT CEO Tim Whall to Join SSI Business Leadership Webcast Series
ADT CEO Tim Whall will share personal stories and business insights about his illustrious career in the security industry during an installment of the SSI Business Leadership Webcast Series.

On May 31, 2 p.m. EDT., Whall will detail his customer service philosophy and how he is helping transform ADT since assuming his leadership role at the company two years ago. He will also share details about "getting low" in the field, responding to each customer and inspiring employees.

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Attorney General Sessions & U.S. Attorney Recognize Law Enforcement Service
& Sacrifice During National Police Week
FBI Releases 2017 Statistics on of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

According to statistics collected by the FBI, 93 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2017 - a 21 percent decrease from 2016, when 118 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents. Additionally, in 2017, there were 46 law enforcement officers killed in line-of-duty incidents as a result of felonious acts - a 30 percent decrease from 2016, when 66 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line-of-duty. To access the FBI's 2017 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report, please visit www.fbi.gov.

In October 1962, Congress passed and President Kennedy signed a joint resolution declaring May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. The resolution also created National Police Week as an annual tribute to law enforcement service and sacrifice. During Police Week, which is observed from Sunday, May 13 to Saturday, May 19, 2018, our nation celebrates the contributions of police officers from around the country, recognizing their hard work, dedication, loyalty and commitment in keeping our communities safe. justice.gov

Shootings of police have jumped 73 percent this year
U.S. House Committee Passes 'Protect and Serve' Act

According to the Fraternal Order of Police, there have been 87 shootings of police so far this year. Of those, 28 died.

For comparison, 46 police died in shootings in all of 2017, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

On Wednesday, the bipartisan Protect and Serve act passed in the House Judiciary Committee to tackle those who target police, such as the violent MS-13 street gang that has called for "assassinations" of New York cops.

The national Fraternal Order of Police urged House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to push for full House passage next week, which is National Police Week. washingtonexaminer.com

DHS Reissues National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin
Since 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has used this Bulletin to highlight the continuing terror threat to the U.S. Homeland. The United States is engaged in a generational fight against terrorists who seek to attack the American people, our country, and our way of life. An informed, vigilant and engaged public remains one of our greatest assets to identify potential terrorists and prevent attacks. dhs.gov

PETA Undercover Employee
PetSmart store leaders booked on animal cruelty charges following raid at Bellevue store

Leaders of a Bellevue PetSmart store that was raided earlier this year have been booked on misdemeanor animal cruelty charges.

Citations for the suspects say each of them failed to provide care for small animals. Their charges stemmed from a raid by Metro Police and Animal Control at the PetSmart in One Bellevue Place along Sawyer Road on March 29.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) provided authorities with photos, video and information concerning sick and injured animals not receiving proper care. PETA said Nashville authorities acted fast as the raid was executed three days after submitting their findings.

An eye-witness for PETA worked at the store as part of its investigation. PETA said a guinea pig at the Bellevue store suffered multiple illnesses that eventually spread to its heart, brain and elsewhere. PETA also said a mouse died after a month of suffering from an irritated eye and apparent respiratory infection.

A statement released by PetSmart reads:  "It's abundantly clear that PETA is behind these false criminal charges, and that PETA is misusing the criminal justice system for their own agenda. We are confident that the judicial process will vindicate our PetSmart associates, and we look forward to exposing PETA's own misconduct and abuse of the criminal process in court." fox17.com

Making Media Outlet News
Cocaine Use Up - Meth "Skyrockets"- Opiates Decline
Workforce Drug Positivity at Highest Rate in a Decade

The changing types of drugs and geographical variations challenge the ability of employers to anticipate the 'drug of choice' for their workforce or where to best focus their drug prevention efforts.

Driven by increases in cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, drug use by the American workforce remains at its highest rate in more than a decade.

The analysis of 2017 data also suggests shifting patterns of drug use, with cocaine and amphetamines positivity surging in some areas of the country and marijuana positivity rising sharply in states with newer recreational use statutes. Prescription opiate positivity rates declined dramatically on a national basis.

For the fifth consecutive year, the positivity rate for cocaine increased in the general U.S. workforce across every specimen type.

Double-digit year-over-year increases in at least four of the five past years were seen in the states of Nebraska (91% increase between 2016 and 2017), Idaho (88% increase), Washington (31%), Nevada (25%), Maryland (22% increase), and Wisconsin (13%).

Methamphetamine Positivity Skyrockets in Midwest and South Regions. oshatoday.com ehstoday.com

Dollar General Denied Early Win In Sex Misconduct Suit
Company Response "Painstakingly Slow"

A Mississippi federal judge on Tuesday denied Dollar General's bid for an early win in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging a former sales associate was subjected to allegedly unwanted physical contact and propositions for sex from a now-fired store manager.

The EEOC had also said that after Hankins told an assistant store manager - who in turn told the company's district manager and senior human resources manager - and a lead sales associate about the alleged harassment, the company had a "painstakingly slow" response to the reports.

The judge said that when the company was confronted with certain evidence - including testimony that the district manager didn't take any perceptible measures to respond to the harassment report he received - the company "essentially waves its anti-harassment policies in the air and would have this court ignore the manner in which those policies were actually carried out in this case." law360.com

Retailers Must Invest In Their Workers -- Their Survival Depends On It
Faster than retailers have been closing stores, they have been shedding workers. This comes from a report in The Wall Street Journal. With unemployment at historic lows (3.9%), and its lowest level since 2000, and the U.S. economy adding jobs for the last seven years and seven months, the longest stretch in history, the people losing their retail positions are likely to be weathering the storm. The same cannot be said for the retailers that are left understaffed with their customers underserved.

"Many retailers are at the tipping point of cutting too much labor," Craig Rowley, a senior partner at executive search firm Korn Ferry International, is quoted as saying. I'd say, rather, they have already tipped over that point.

In lowering personnel costs to improve their bottom line, retailers are costing themselves dollars on the top line. "Retailers need to move past the inclination to minimize cost by understaffing stores because it has a big impact on profitability." forbes.com

Democrats Propose Bans on Noncompete, No-Poach Agreements
Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation April 26 aimed at stopping employers from entering into no-poach agreements and requiring workers to sign noncompete clauses in employment contracts.

In addition to addressing noncompete language and compacts between employers that agree not to hire from one another, the package of legislation would also "prohibit the consideration of spurious economic efficiencies-like corporate layoffs-to justify anticompetitive mergers," according to a press release from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., a co-sponsor of the legislation.

The legislation package includes a proposal to prohibit noncompete clauses that prevent employees from moving to a company's competitor. The Workforce Mobility Act would ban noncompete agreements in the workplace by establishing that these contracts violate antitrust laws and by providing employees with a private right of action if they are illegally forced to sign a noncompete agreement.

The bills likely won't go far without Republican support, but the issues contained in them could be elevated during the 2018 midterm elections. shrm.org

Binny's Liquor Chain Latest To Face Ill. Biometrics Suit
Illinois liquor store chain Binny's Beverage Depot is the latest employer to face a potential class action under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, with Binny's workers suing over the company's fingerprint-based timekeeping system. law360.com

'Skim Reaper' developed at University of Florida to fight credit card skimming
After three years of study, Patrick Traynor, a cybersecurity expert and two UF graduate students invented a device they call the "Skim Reaper," a credit-card thin gadget that slides into card reader slots and can easily and quickly detect if an ATM or gas pump has been compromised. The New York Police Department is testing the Skim Reaper with some early success. sun-sentinel.com

Visa Claims Resolution Already Speeding Up Dispute Process
VCR, which is already in effect worldwide, standardizes procedures and timetables to resolve disputes between consumers and vendors more efficiently.

A major factor in the service is that it streamlined dispute categories down from 22 to four, as well as reduced the time limit that merchants have to respond from 45 to 30 days, which is scheduled to drop even more to just 20 days.

"A major benefit for consumers is that merchants are now required to disprove customer evidence up front," Tepfer says. "Since no additional information is allowed be added afterwards, the merchant now has just a single opportunity to deny the consumer's allegations before Visa reaches its decision regarding the case," he explains.

"But, in exchange, Visa customers now have just a single opportunity to present all of their evidence and arguments when they open their dispute file," Tepfer cautions. "This enhances the added value consumers have by working with a fund recovery service. pymnts.com

Securing Madison, MS - All retail locations required to have external security cameras
In 2017, a new ordinance went into effect in Madison requiring external security cameras on the buildings of retail locations. Existing business were given until March 2018 to come into compliance.

The ordinance requires security cameras to monitor the parking lots and entry and exit of doors. The requirement applies to retail business centers that have 25 or more parking spaces and/or a 2,000 square-foot building. The camera must operate from two hours before the opening of the first business in the retail business center, during business hours and two hours after closing of the last business. These areas are also required to post signage informing the public that the area is under surveillance, with at least one sign per every 250 parking spots. msbusiness.com

Warsaw, NC: Facebook video shows police officer choking a man at Waffle House wearing prom attire and slamming him to the ground
Warsaw Police Chief Eric Southerland told The News & Observer in an interview Wednesday that the officer in the video is a part of the Warsaw Police Department. The department and District Attorney Ernie Lee are investigating the incident. Anthony Wall, 22, said he was at Waffle House after taking his 16-year-old sister to prom. He said he argued with Waffle House employees and the police were called. It was unclear why Wall was choked or slammed by the officer. The video does not show anything before the physical altercation. Anthony Wall was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for arguing with the Waffle House employees. *Warning - strong language. newsobserver.com

A.T. Kearney: Retailers in for big hit if U.S. exits NAFTA
New tariffs, reduced retail spending, and lost jobs are among the outcomes if the United States exits the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.

The near-term cost to retailers of leaving NAFTA is estimated at $15.8 billion in added tariffs and reduced margins, according to a study from global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. The retail industry imports $182 billion of goods from NAFTA partners. chainstoreage.com

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STANLEY Security Announces Partnership
with Shooter Detection Systems

INDIANAPOLIS - STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces a partnership with Shooter Detection Systems LLC (SDS), the industry's leading gunshot detection solutions provider. As an authorized dealer, STANLEY Security is now certified to sell, install and service SDS products and services.

The SDS Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System combines acoustic gunshot identification software with infrared gunfire flash detection for a fully automated gunshot detection and alerting solution. The Guardian System immediately detects gunshots and simultaneously alerts building occupants and first responders within one second and with zero false alerts.

"We understand the importance of having a fully comprehensive security system, including gunshot detection, and we are committed to this technology and all the individuals, campuses and businesses it can help to keep safe," said Brad McMullen, Vice President Marketing and Product Solutions, STANLEY Security. "Being able to activate an alert and notify emergency personnel in near real-time during a crisis situation is critical. Additionally, integrating this technology with video management and access control systems can provide our customers with more robust incident response plans."

The Guardian System processes all gunshot data within the sensor, removing the need for human interpretation or intervention and saving time when seconds matter most. When a shot is detected, the Guardian System instantly alerts users to location of shots on a mapping interface and simultaneously sends this information by SMS text message, email and via other third-party alert systems. The Guardian System has been installed throughout schools, businesses, airports and other public and private buildings and has over 20 million hours of operational time with zero false alerts. With the Guardian System, critical information is immediately relayed to building occupants and emergency personnel so that proper steps can be taken to control the situation as quickly as possible.

To learn more about STANLEY Security's broad range of products and solutions or request a demo of indoor active shooter detection, please visit www.stanleysecurity.com/shooterdetection.


Shifts in the Retail Fraud Landscape
Shamoun Siddiqui, CISO at Neiman Marcus, Highlights Emerging Fraud Schemes

The rollout of EMV in the U.S. has transformed the card fraud landscape, with a major shift to online channels, says Shamoun Siddiqui, CISO at retailer Neiman Marcus.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Dallas Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Siddiqui discusses:

● The move from card present to card-not-present fraud;
● The pervasive problem of gift card fraud;
● The evolution of artificial intelligence, machine learning and biometrics as fraud mitigation tools

Siddiqui, CISO at Neiman Marcus, has over 12 years of leadership experience in building cost- effective information technology and cyber security infrastructures and programs. careersinfosecurity.com

Macy's One of the First True Omnichannel Retailers
RFID Is the First Step Toward Digital Transformation
Editor & Founder of RFID Journal Article

Companies that want to be truly digital-and truly efficient and effective, and take advantage of advances in artificial intelligence-need to deploy radio frequency identification technologies. Here's why.

Why? Because RFID enables companies to collect vast amounts of information in digital form regarding what is happening in the real world. It's not the only way to collect information without human involvement and at a low cost-video, robots, wired sensors and other systems will clearly play a role-but low-cost RFID tags can be placed on the vast majority of things companies own that have no power source and move around. That allows businesses to vastly improve the way in which they do business.

Macy's has also used RFID to break down the wall between the physical and digital worlds. The retailer is utilizing the technology on many of the items in its stores, so it has a high degree of confidence in its inventory data. Most other retailers do not. Whereas most retailers will not show inventory in nearby stores to customers shopping online unless they have sufficient safety stocks, Macy's is willing to expose all of its inventory because it knows that if its systems say there is one item left, then there really is (see Macy's to RFID-Tag 100 Percent of Items).

Breaking down the wall between the real and digital worlds means Macy's can easily carry out "buy online, pick up in store" (BOPIS) or ship from store. It's one of the first true omnichannel retailers. But with the data it collects, it can also use information related to the number of times a given item was tried on in a fitting room versus how many were sold, and thus make better merchandising decisions. Eventually, it might be able to utilize AI to more effectively adjust store merchandising strategies based on local demographics or weather patterns, or some other sources of data.

Video could help Macy's to understand what customers are doing at physical stores, the way clicks do online. By combining these technologies, and perhaps others, retailers will be able to obtain the kind of data at physical stores that they collect online, and they will then be able to optimize their stores in a way that was never before possible. rfidjournal.com

Majority of security professionals favor shorter disclosure deadline
A majority 32% of security professionals polled believe 60 days is a reasonable time for allowing a software supplier to fix a vulnerability before full public disclosure, a survey has revealed. However, 25% of 147 security professionals polled at the RSA Conference in San Francisco by security firm Tripwire said public disclosure does not need to wait for a security fix from a supplier. computerweekly.com

Blockchain is stamping out retail fraud
Tech is a great retail enabler. As a result consumers now demand their products quicker than ever before and the supply chain has had to keep pace as a direct consequence. Speed of delivery is one thing, but blockchain is also already helping retailers ensure their products are what they say they are.

This is especially relevant for food suppliers where the source and age of fresh produce is of paramount importance, but can be open to tampering. One example is how supermarket retailers can now track the journey of fish, from sea to shelf, via an IoT sensor tagged QR code and an app, all thanks to blockchain's chronological digital record. information-age.com

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That's Not You in That Video

If you receive a message on Facebook that's says check out this video of you, don't click on it. Messages like this have been circulating on Facebook and the web for several years now, and they are almost always malicious in nature. Even when they seem to come from a friend or family member, they can be from a hacker. Before clicking on it, ask the sender what it is, preferably by phone or text.



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 Strategic Asset Protection

ALTO US is a new venture in the United States for South America's powerhouse Asset Protection solution provider ALTO. Starting back in 2003 in one of Chile's biggest retail stores, where they reduced shrinkage by 23% in the first year, they're now supporting nearly 7,000 stores in more than 100 cities in Latin America, Europe and now the U.S. Karl Langhorst, Executive Vice President for ALTO US, explains how their programs help bridge the gap between retail and law enforcement, creating an effective and productive partnership, while managing the prosecution processes for a retailer's external and internal theft cases.



Mobile ad fraud rates double, with shopping apps hardest hit
Mobile fraud rates have almost doubled compared to 2017, with e-commerce the hardest hit category, according to new data from Adjust. The numbers reflect the total installations of fraudulent apps rejected by Adjust, a mobile measurement and fraud prevention company based in Berlin.

E-commerce accounted for 40% of the total installs rejected by Adjust in the 2018 report, up from 20% in 2017. The games category was last year's leader with 35%, but declined to 30% this year.

Total damage could reach $4.9 billion in 2018 with a 7% paid install rejection rate. As a result of one fraud type - SDK (software development kit) spoofing - some advertisers could lose up to 80% of their ad budgets on single campaigns, representing tens of millions of dollars.

Mobile advertising is growing fast but so is the fraud accompanying it. U.S. mobile ad spending will grow 20% in 2018 to over $75 billion, according to eMarketer research cited by Adjust, and mobile ad fraud represented 7.3% of all paid installs rejected by Adjust. 

"The number of unreported cases of advertisers being victims of mobile ad fraud is undoubtedly a much higher number." retaildive.com

Alibaba: Fighting Food Fraud With Blockchain
The journey of food from provenance to plate doesn't follow a straight route. It instead goes through a global network of participants such as handlers, suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, and retailers. This makes the global food supply chain fragmented and complex resulting in the growing problem of food fraud.

Here's how Alibaba (BABA) is leveraging the blockchain technology to enhance the consumer confidence for food products.

Retail, food, and technology players have been looking for solutions to combat bad actors. Recently, Alibaba and four Australian and New Zealand companies have introduced a food-tracking system based on blockchain technology. This food-tracking system based on blockchain can bring in must-needed transparency and trackability, which can help detect fake ingredients, substitution or spoilage must faster.

The increased visibility will benefit all participants; while suppliers will be able to detect and retrace a specific bad batch, consumers will be better assured about the quality of a product.

It will use an immutable central ledger to achieve "end-to-end supply-chain traceability and transparency to enhance consumer confidence and build a trusted environment for cross-border trade" according to a joint statement.

The products that are being shipped from New Zealand and Australia will be sold through Alibaba's premier cross-border marketplace Tmall Global which will incorporate "a slew of standards and controls to manage the supply-chain process, including blockchain technology and product tagging with unique QR codes."

This will make all information, such as the origin and transaction history of the products, available to the Tmall consumers at their fingertips. nasdaq.com

U.S. E-commerce grocery sales projected to grow 10-times faster than in-store sales

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Online flower sales for Mother's Day lag behind Valentine's Day

Walmart agrees to a $16 billion deal to buy a majority stake in India's Flipkart

Clinton, CT: Two men charged with Organized Retail Theft of $10,000 of merchandise; facing possible deportation
Two New York men have been arrested in Clinton for shoplifting more than $10,000 worth of Merchandise from five Clinton Crossing stores and other Connecticut retail stores. Clinton Police reported Manuel Gutierrez, 30, and Francisco Pantoja, 55, were arrested on May 8 after police received a call that two men were involved in shoplifting at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets using "beater bags," to defeat security sensors. When police arrived, both suspects were located in a vehicle. The Police Officer, Spencer Mangs was interviewing the men when one of the men, later identified as Gutierrez, assaulted Mangs with his fist. Mangs was able to apprehend Gutierrez by deploying his Taser. Pantoja fled on foot and was later apprehended by police. Police inventoried the vehicle and found clothing from five stores from Clinton Crossing and other Connecticut retail stores. zip06.com

Sioux Falls, SD: Shopko Shoplifter facing Felony charges stealing $300 in Video Games; possession of deactivating device (criminal tools)
James Albert Pollard, 40, has been charged with possession of burglary tools, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. A Shopko employee observed Pollard remove some video games from the shelves and use an S3 handkey to remove them from the cases. (An S3 handkey is a device used by retailers to open the alpha cases of the video games at the register.) Upon apprehension, Pollard admitted to the theft as well as the theft of additional video games from a Walmart earlier in the day. fairmontsentinel.com

Carlisle, PA: Two men stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Antique store
Police are looking for two men they say stole several thousand dollars worth of merchandise from an antique store on Sunday. Police said two white men were seen on surveillance cameras entering Bedford Street Antiques about 2:55 p.m. Sunday and accessing locked display cases containing rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches by breaking or picking the locks. The two men were in the store for more than an hour and left with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. cumberlink.com

Tyler, TX: Police looking to ID $1,000 Lowe's thief
The Tyler Police Department is asking for help in finding a suspect who bought more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from Lowes on identity theft. cbs19.tv

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Shootings, Stabbings & Deaths

Phoenix, AZ: Fight outside Phoenix Circle K store takes a deadly turn
Police say one man is dead and a suspect has been hospitalized following an officer-involved shooting at a Phoenix gas station. According to the Phoenix Police Department, the suspect was shot by officers after he shot and killed another man while the two were fighting outside a Circle K. fox10phoenix.com

Salem, VA: Victim identified in deadly shooting at C-store
Police said 32-year-old Anthony Joseph Trovata is the victim who was shot at the GoMart on West Main Street. The suspect, Mark Allen Bell, was arrested at a Days Inn motel Wednesday morning. According to police, Bell has been charged with second degree murder. wset.com

Visalia, CA: K-Mart employee stabbed multiple times,
attacker arrested

Visalia Kmart employee was stabbed multiple times in the neck and now detectives are trying to piece the puzzle together. Police were called right after the employee was stabbed in the neck. Officers rushed to the scene while employees gave dispatchers a description of the attacker, later identified as 43-year-old Jeremy Kechloian. Police surrounded the store and found a man in the back of the retailer. While Kechloian was being questioned by Visalia detectives, he assaulted the arresting officers. The officer suffered a minor injury, DeJong said. Witnesses say the employee may have tried to stop Kechloian from stealing items when the suspect stabbed him. kmph.com

Las Cruces, NM: Police Officer cleared in fatal shooting of murder suspect at Valero gas station

Robberies & Thefts

Chico, CA: Safeway Shoplifting stop at ends with Police chase; suspect has long list of priors and a loaded handgun
The Safeway shoplifter, Douglas Lejk, quickly fled the store in his pickup truck. Police later located Lejk and made the traffic stop. Chico Police arrested Lejk, a prior convicted felon, on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, receiving and possessing stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. krcrtv.com

Lawrence, MA: Man throws over $3,000 of cash in the air as he flees robbery at Market Basket
Three people are facing charges after allegedly robbing a Market Basket grocery store while armed. Ricardo Flores, Derek Rodriguez, Selena Aleandara, 23, were arrested Tuesday night after an armed robbery at the store on Lawrence. Police say Flores, once convicted of federal bank robbery, entered the grocery store at around 7:30 p.m., demanded cash and threatened to shoot anyone who pushed the alarm button. Flores allegedly threw more than $3,000 in cash into the air as he ran the store into the parking lot toward a white vehicle waiting for him. necn.com

Los Angeles, CA: 'Iron Man' suit worth $325,000 stolen from movie prop facility
Los Angeles police said Wednesday a police report was filed Tuesday and that the suit's estimated value is $325,000. The suit apparently went missing from the facility in the Pacoima neighborhood between February and April 25. foxnews.com

Willing/Ogden, NY: 2nd of 3 suspects charged with stealing 20 guns from Gun store

Memphis, TN: Woman threatens clerk with knife at a Beauty Supply store after counterfeit money questioned

Jared in the Town Center Lakeside, Sugar Land, TX reported a Grab & Run on 5/9, item valued at $14,017

Kay Jewelers in the Eastvale Gateway III, Eastvale, CA reported a Grab & Run on 5/9, Items valued at $2,798

Zales Outlet in The Citadel, Commerce, CA reported a Grab & Run on 5/9, item valued at $1,349

Skimming Thefts

Louisville, KY: Man sentenced for skimming theft, has to pay back $100K to 65 victims

Orlando, FL: Brazilian National Sentenced To 57 Months Fraud And ID Theft In Skimming Scheme

New Orleans, LA: Brazilian National Pleads Guilty to Aggravated ID Theft in Card-Skimming Scheme

Scammers using 'shims' to steal data from credit card chips

Sentencings & Charges

Memphis, TN: Man Indicted For Murder Of Whitehaven Grocery Clerk
Ronald Lauderdale Jr., 19, who is being held without bond, was indicted on charges of premeditated first-degree murder, first-degree murder in the perpetration of a felony, to wit, attempted robbery, and attempted especially aggravated robbery. A second defendant, age 17, is being held in Juvenile Court, pending a transfer hearing. Investigators said the two teens are responsible for the Nov. 7 shooting death of 36-year-old Marcel Wicks, a clerk at the Brothers Grocery. localmemphis.com

Beaumont, TX: Four Men Charged with Federal Violations Related to Armed Robberies

New Orleans, LA: Gun Store Burglary suspects sentenced to 5 years; stole 25 guns

Westport, CT: Whole Foods Employee charged with 4th degree Larceny; $1,600 in cash

Albuquerque, NM: Man accused of biting "El Super" Grocery store Security Guard; last month charged with biting a Restaurant Manager


Boutique - New Haven, CT - Burglary
Boutique - Jupiter, FL - Robbery
C-Store - Montgomery, AL - Burglary
C-Store - Martin, TN - Burglary
C-Store - McDavid, FL - Burglary
C-Store - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Roanoke, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Little Rock, AR - Burglary
Dollar General - Youngstown, OH - Robbery
Domino's - Seguin, TX - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Orrum, NC - Armed Robbery
Liquor Store - Florence County, SC - Robbery/Clerk shot
McDonald's - Little Rock, AR - Burglary
Market Basket - Lawrence, MA - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Dayton, OH - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA - Burglary (Shalom Grill)
Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA - Burglary ( Sushiko)
Subway - Danville, IN - Armed Robbery
T-Mobile - Santa Clarita, CA - Robbery
Vape Store - San Diego, CA - Burglary
7-Eleven - Santa Monica, CA - Robbery


Daily Totals:
12 robberies
9 burglaries
1 shooting
0 killings


Tim Bass
named Asset Protection Project Manager for Burlington Stores

Vanessa Buttice
promoted to District Loss Prevention Manager, Phoenix, AZ for Burlington Stores

John Edwards
named Investigation Coordinator for Burlington Stores

Tymothy Conklin
promoted to Manager of Operations and Asset Protection for Macy's

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VP of Loss Prevention
Anaheim, CA

The Vice President is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the company's Loss Prevention program across more than 400 stores nationwide, and ecommerce. Reporting to the CFO, this position has overall leadership responsibility for leading the charge in driving shrink reduction...

Vice President Security
Greendale, WI

The Vice President of Security will set our long term strategic vision and oversee planning for the security and safety of employees, facilities, assets, customers, vendors, and participants. In this position, you will align financial and operational performance to create economic value and reports to the executive team on all functions of security...


VP, Internal Controls
San Francisco, CA

The Vice President, Internal Control will lead Sephora's cross-channel strategies to protect the company assets and business from all external and internal sources of losses...

Senior Manager, Asset Protection Field Operations
Kent, WA

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The Senior Manager Asset Protection Field Operations is responsible for the leadership, oversight and support of the comprehensive asset protection strategy, function(s) and team(s), within REI Stores to drive business objectives and strategies while protecting the co-op's assets...

Manager, Asset Protection Operations
Kent, WA

The Manager, Asset Protection Operations is responsible for the leadership, oversight and support of the comprehensive asset protection strategy, function(s) and team(s), within headquarters, supply chain and "experiences" (adventures, classes, events etc.) to drive REI's business objectives and strategies while protecting the co-op's assets...
Senior Asset Protection Specialist
Santa Monica, CA

This job contributes to REI's success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store...

Safety & Loss Prevention Manager
Ocala, FL

Chewy is currently hiring a Safety & Loss Prevention Manager for our Ocala, FL fulfillment center. This individual will be responsible for the fulfillment center safety, loss prevention, environmental compliance, and food safety programs as well as employee engagement in support of Building a Culture of Safety...

Field Loss Prevention Manager
Jacksonville, FL

● Manages and coordinates Loss Prevention and Safety Programs intended to protect Staples assets and ensure a safe work environment within Staples Retail locations

● Manages Loss Prevention initiatives and programs on facility levels which may include a combination of locations within a geographical area; travel required...


Manager of District Loss Prevention
Salt Lake City, UT

You will be responsible for driving company objectives in profit and loss control, sales performance, customer satisfaction, and shrink results. District Loss Prevention Managers are responsible for leading Loss Prevention functions within a specific operations district and for collaborating with Store Operations and Human Resources in an effort to prevent company loss...

Field Manager, Asset Protection (East Coast & Canada)
Atlanta, GA

The Field Manager, Asset Protection is based in Atlanta, GA and is responsible for executing AP programs and strategies relating to theft and fraud mitigation, operational integrity, and compliance supporting the East Coast and Canada facilities...

Fraud Operations Analyst
Atlanta, GA

The Fraud Analyst is based in Atlanta, GA and is responsible for protecting HD Supply Construction & Industrial through proactive review of internal and external transactions to identity fraudulent and/or inappropriate use which warrant further investigation. This role will also support Asset Protection through the ongoing development of reporting intelligence and administration...
Supervisor Asset Protection - Maurices Headquarters
Duluth, MN
We are currently looking for an Asset Protection Supervisor for our maurices Corporate Offices in in Duluth, MN. In this role you will oversee the day to day safety & asset protection operations as they relate to the corporate office with general direction from AP management & supervises a team of hourly AP associates...

Senior Asset Protection Specialist - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

This job contributes to REI's success by mitigating and reducing shrink (including theft and fraud by customers and employees) and increasing physical security for people and products in a specified retail store...

Regional LP Investigator
Northern CA/Phoenix

The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator is responsible for analyzing internal & external theft trends in assigned market and to develop strategies to identify and resolve theft cases. The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator will work with the Investigative Risk and Fraud Analyst in the identification of internal theft cases, and ensure that all cases are brought to a successful resolution...

Regional LP Investigator

The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator is responsible for analyzing internal & external theft trends in assigned market and to develop strategies to identify and resolve theft cases. The Regional Loss Prevention Investigator will work with the Investigative Risk and Fraud Analyst in the identification of internal theft cases, and ensure that all cases are brought to a successful resolution...

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